COMPOSER FORUMS:  Western Sydney University

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Bold Transition Seminars: Memory, Raw Materiality and Transformation (2021)

Peter Knight (Artistic Director, Australian Art Orchestra) & Hyelim Kim (Visiting Research Fellow, Bath Spa University, UK)

accurate cuts reveal the traces of the walls with its turbulent past

(Li Xiangning, 2018)

full of discovery and surprise…the public realm invades deeply into the core of the private sphere

(Rossana Hu and Lyndon Neri, Contemporary Chinese Architects)

Seminar 1: Thursday, 5-6.30pm, 9 September 2021—Fracturing Through Hybridity of Experience as Authenticity

Seminar 2: Thursday, 5-6.30pm, 7 October 2021—Visibility of Culture as Sustainability for People

Korea-Australia Research Seminars: Something Inexplicably Subtle (2020)

Yi Ji-young (Seoul National University); Hyelim Kim (Barbican Third Orchestra, London); & Gerardo Dirié (Queensland Conservatorium of Music)

‘something so inexplicably subtle that it can only be felt deep in the heart…[it] comes down from heaven to stay in the human mind…It touches the heart of everyone…and activates his spirit’ (Gayageum master, Hwang Byung-ki)

Seminar 1: Thursday, 5-6.30pm, 15 October 2020—Zoom link; Improvisatory Flow as Practice-led Research Energies beyond Borders

Seminar 2: Thursday, 5-6.30pm, 22 October 2020—Zoom link; Heaven-to-Earth Inspiration 1: Gugak Performers & Australian Composers

Seminar 3: Thursday, 5-6.30pm, 19 November 2020—Zoom link; Heaven-to-Earth Inspiration 2: Gugak Performers & Australian Composers

Sonic Rebels & Tradition (2016) 

Dom Turner, Rob Hirst & Joe Glover (AUS); Martin Bresnick & Lisa Moore (USA)

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Dom Turner, Rob Hirst and Joe Glover at the Playhouse, WSU in 2016

Living Sonic Traditions of the Land (2015) 

Dom Turner (AUS) and Phil Wiggins (USA); Sean Heim (USA)

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Phil Wiggins and Dom Turner at the Playhouse, WSU

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Sean Heim and Bruce Crossman in the Blue Mountains and at WSU

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The Living-Colours of Asia in Australia (2012) 

Simon Barker, Xu Feng Shan, Jim Franklin (Germany)

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Michael Atherton and Simon Barker at the Playhouse, WSU

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Michael Atherton and Jim Franklin at the Playhouse, WSU

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Max Stern Art of Sound Forum (2011) 

Max Stern (Israel)


Interactive Creativity Forums (2010)

‘Inner Secrets of Composers and Performative Interactions’

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Tim Hopkins (Australia/NZ), Koji Nakano (Japan/USA), John Rimmer (NZ), Andrian Pertout (Australia)

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Imaginative Space (2005) 

‘Five Australian Composers Discuss Their Inner Worlds and Outer Tensions in the Creative Process’; Kim Cunio, Andrian Pertout, John Encarnacao, Brett Dean, Liza Lim

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Hair-Raising Sounds (2004) 

‘Seven Australian Composers Discuss Taking Creativity in Personal and Connecting Directions’; Anthony Pateras, Robyn Fox, Nigel Butterley, Jenny Game-Lopata, Michael Atherton, Garth Paine, Sandy Evans


From Outer Space: External Influences on the Internal (2003) 

‘Five Australian Composers Discus External Influences on the Internal’; Andrew Ford, Jim Franklin, Dom Turner, Rob Hirst, Clare Maclean


Intersecting Identities: Creative Identity (2002) 

‘Four Australian Composers Discuss Identity’; Andrew Ford, Charlie Chan, Ross Edwards, Anne Boyd